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FNEAA: Gathering Circle – Meeting the Objectives of UNDRIP

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 2022720 Views

 Gathering Circle
Meeting the Objectives of UNDRIP

Help inform Canada’s UNDRIPA Action Plan as it relates to Indigenous Education Rights

Concrete benefits and innovations for students, teachers, and administrators

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST

(10-12 PST, 11-1 MST, 12-2 CST, 2-4 AST, 2:30-4:30 NST)

Join the dialogue on the First Nations with Schools Collective’s results of their summer community dialogue with First Nations school community, Knowledge Keepers and youth to inform Canada’s UNDRIPA action plan. The collective is a collaboration of eight First Nations with schools in Ontario. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples recognizes the national rights of Indigenous Peoples to language, culture, self-determination, and well-being. This Gathering Circle will report on this summer’s dialogue with preliminary findings around a community approach in relation to UNDRIPA and Indigenous education.  It is also an opportunity to have your say into Canada’s UNDRIPA action plan, its measures and reporting needs as it relates to First Nation education.

Gathering Circle Speakers:

  • Jeannette Lavell-Corbiere, Education Knowledge Keeper, Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
  • Kathleen Doxtator, Youth Leader, Oneida Nation of the Thames
  • Karissa John, Parent, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory
  • Andrea Hajt-Jacobs, Adult Education, Sagamok First Nation
  • Joette Lefebvre, Director of Lifelong Learning, Chippewas of the Thames Board of Education
  • Leslee White-Eye, Moderator, Structural Readiness Coordinator, First Nations with Schools Collective


  1. Summer UNDRIPA community engagement findings – 10 minutes
  2. Perspectives: Knowledge Keepers, youth, parent, educator and education administrators – 40 minutes
  3. Engagement/Dialogue – 60 minutes
  • What is that we hold sacred and therefore must be protected for future generations through education?
  • How will we know that this is happening? (measurements)
  • What then will Canada have to do to support this work in our communities? (actions)

Gathering Circle will be videotaped and available on the FNEAA website.

Click Here to Register:


Your voice matters, you are encouraged to share information, experiences, and stories from the local level. The Gathering Circles will feature findings, best practices and stories followed by an active conversation with participants.

FNEAA will host a series of Gathering Circles on Education on themes related to structural readiness, partnerships and youth and culture from September 2022 to March 2023. This is your opportunity to share your perspectives and learn from the experience and insights of fellow First Nations education administrators.

FNEAA’s Gathering Circles videos will be available on our website at:

Become an FNEAA member and stay abreast of the latest information. For information contact Simon Brascoupé at


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